Hisham: Cops killed youths in Shah Alam lawfully

  • Nation
  • Friday, 21 Oct 2011

THE police officers who shot dead three youths in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, last year fired their guns in accordance with the law, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

He said this conclusion was made after an internal investigation into the incident.

“The case was investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.

“The investigation papers have been referred to the Attorney-General’s Chambers,” he said in a written reply to Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong).

It was reported that Mohd Shamil Hafiz Shafie, 16, Mohd Khairul Nizam Tuah, 20, and Mohd Hanafi Omar, 22, were shot dead by police on Nov 13 last year.

Police were quoted saying that the trio were involved in at least three armed robberies in Selangor and claimed that they charged at the police, forcing the officers to open fire.

However, the families of the three said the post-mortem reports revealed that they were shot from a 45-degree angle at the head and chest, indicating that they were kneeling before they were shot.

At the Parliament lobby, Mohd Shamil’s mother Norhafizah Mad Razali issued a challenge to the Government to bring the case to court.

“Let the court decide whether the police officers were wrong,” said the 37-year-old restaurant operator at a press conference.

Gobind, who was also at the conference, called on Hishammuddin to reply in the Dewan Rakyat and “not issue a one-paragraph written reply”.

N. Surendran, the lawyer for the families of the three youths, claimed that Hishammuddin had misled the House when he said the case was investigated for attempted murder when all the victims had already died.

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